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Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! Today, 01:38 AM
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I hope you enjoy more of these photo's of in and...

I hope you enjoy more of these photo's of in and around the Terracotta Army.

1,2,3,4 Self explanatory.

5, Police van with riot shields at the ready, in a museum ? The aluminium pole is an...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! Today, 01:29 AM
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Views: 9,653
Posted By Irish Rambler
And a few more to do it justice.

And a few more to do it justice.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! Today, 01:22 AM
Replies: 213
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Posted By Irish Rambler
Apologies for 'turned' photo's but snap shots...

Apologies for 'turned' photo's but snap shots were necessary due to crowds.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! Today, 01:14 AM
Replies: 213
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Posted By Irish Rambler
Thank you RT. everywhere you look in the town...

Thank you RT. everywhere you look in the town they are building as if on steroids, I'm sure the Romans would be delighted to see their Putalaneum being used so prolifically.

More self explanatory...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 12:57 AM
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Posted By Irish Rambler
If you just want an exhaust manifold then go to a...

If you just want an exhaust manifold then go to a Massey Ferguson agricultural dealer but virtually everyone uses an all in one manifold/heat exchanger which I personally would recommend for an...
Forum: Liveaboards Yesterday, 12:26 AM
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Posted By Irish Rambler
We live onboard full time and as were Irish were...

We live onboard full time and as were Irish were sociable kinda folk and don't anchor out as that leads to a hermits life and we love our comfort too much, in fact the anchor locker's been converted...
Forum: Taiwanese Makes Yesterday, 12:11 AM
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Posted By Irish Rambler
Personally I'd change the whole stuffing box for...

Personally I'd change the whole stuffing box for a PSS seal. Once fitted just a periodic check, no marking on the shaft/greasing/tightening. I've had one now for about 8 years with the boat in...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:06 AM
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Posted By Irish Rambler
I might sound stupid but why not cut back on your...

I might sound stupid but why not cut back on your electric consumption ? Do you really need it ?
I've found generators to be expensive to buy run/maintain and noisy however well they're insulated....
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 01-26-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,653
Posted By Irish Rambler
The 3 things I wanted to see on our visit to...

The 3 things I wanted to see on our visit to China were the ship lift, the great wall and the Terracotta army.
The first examples of the Terracotta army were found in an underground cave and these...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 01-26-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 213
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Posted By Irish Rambler
Chinese carry out/take away. The outbreak of...

Chinese carry out/take away.
The outbreak of Coronovirus is very much in the news at the moment and I mentioned that it came from eating bushmeat, wild animals.
These photo's are a just a sample,...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 01-26-2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,653
Posted By Irish Rambler
I apologize again for the delay in uploads but I...

I apologize again for the delay in uploads but I was in hospital, then stuck in bed for 2 weeks. Everything's grand now, no ongoing problems and its time to catch up.

As you will know from this...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2020, 04:36 AM
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Posted By Irish Rambler
Why not buy a roll of tube stockinette, cut to...

Why not buy a roll of tube stockinette, cut to length, slip over the fender, cable tie top and bottom. End of season replace them. If you want to be fancy you could die it.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 01-10-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,653
Posted By Irish Rambler
Apologies for slow uploads but I was...

Apologies for slow uploads but I was 'indisposed', no jump leads, just a re-bore.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 01-04-2020, 02:37 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,653
Posted By Irish Rambler
On a group tour they always try to push in as...

On a group tour they always try to push in as much as possible so you get more bang for your buck.
One of the trips we did was to a mountain walk of rock pinnacles called Huang Shen which the...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 01-03-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,653
Posted By Irish Rambler
Following on from the previous post we complete...

Following on from the previous post we complete our tour of the silk factory.

Photo's,
1,2 Self explanatory.

3, Silk fans.

4, This is an old silk thread making machine, it takes 5 stands of...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-30-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,368
Posted By Irish Rambler
Hi Richie, your welcome. Chatting Pat Butler for...

Hi Richie, your welcome. Chatting Pat Butler for an hour ! You were darn lucky he didn't drag you off the 'The Sportsman's' in the square for a few pints and a bit of 'craic'. !
Thank you for...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-30-2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,368
Posted By Irish Rambler
Liam's a good contact, very solid straight guy,...

Liam's a good contact, very solid straight guy, I've known him from the early 70's when he was chairman of Belturbet branch and I was chairman of N.Ireland. We worked together (along with many...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-30-2019, 03:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By Irish Rambler
G'day Jason, Good luck finding your key. You may...

G'day Jason, Good luck finding your key. You may find it helpful to use a 'wet & dry' vacuum up the water pipe to the heat exchanger to remove any broken pieces of impeller before you fit the new...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-30-2019, 02:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,368
Posted By Irish Rambler
JaneyMac. Thank you for your interest in the...

JaneyMac.
Thank you for your interest in the controls. If you buy the controls from Hopcar he's a top man and he'll treat you right, do be sure before you buy what type of control, top mounted or...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 12-29-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,653
Posted By Irish Rambler
Phew ! That's Christmas over, I hope you all had...

Phew ! That's Christmas over, I hope you all had as wonderful and busy time as we did. Remember all diets start tomorrow !

China has for centuries exported silk and many of the trading routes were...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 12-27-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,653
Posted By Irish Rambler
A belated Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy...

A belated Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New year to everyone and your family. May you have fair winds and safe harbours.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 12-23-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,653
Posted By Irish Rambler
China's trade with the West began with three main...

China's trade with the West began with three main exports, pottery from the Ming dynasty, silk and later, tea.
First the tea.
During the 1800's tea was imported to Britain from China and the first...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,586
Posted By Irish Rambler
I hope I'm not teaching my granny to suck eggs...

I hope I'm not teaching my granny to suck eggs but just my two penn'orth to the chat about water, it does have relevance to the subject.
To help keep our fresh water system, mixer valves and shower...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By Irish Rambler
Just my two penn'orth. If you wire your bilge...

Just my two penn'orth.
If you wire your bilge blowers into your ignition you'll help the engine get cleaner cooler air and keep the bilges aired from any smells when underway.
Engine room smells...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 12-15-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,858
Posted By Irish Rambler
When I retired early and spoke to people about...

When I retired early and spoke to people about taking my boat from Ireland to Spain singlehanded they laughed at me and one said 'never in your day son'. Others simply said 'Your fecking crazy'. Some...
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